Scenes from Friday's Manteca Futbol Club's spring League game at the Woodward Park soccer fields.
20 years ago: May 9, 1990 - Befitting a team that plowed through the opposition with a perfect record, Manteca High dominated the list of all-VOL tennis honorees announced Monday night by the league's coaches. The Buffaloes swept the big three awards, Sharyl Burgeson being named Coach of the Year, while Paul Banks was tabbed the Most Valuable Singles Player and the duo of John Blankenship and Julius Kamarga was selected as the Most Valuable Doubles Team. Banks got the nod on the basis of his 25-2 record.
If you've fished long enough, you surely have a blooper or two to tell about.
Scenes from Wednesday's Manteca Unified Student Trust Track & Field Trials conducted at Sierra High.
One of the fringe benefits of spending a lot of time afield in search of fish or game is all of the other great natural wonders you find along the way.
The Dodgers took an early 6-0 lead but could not hold on as the game was called a 10-10 tie against the Yankees in the sixth inning due to darkness last Thursday in Northgate Little League minor division action.
I hate renting land to stand on or walk through to get to the water, but that is whole separate discussion that would probably require a hardback binding, not a simple fold.
Several of my friends have asked me about fishing in a club.
In as much time as I spend on the waters of our western states seeking trout, bass and other fish, it is inevitable that I would naturally run into the other creatures that also frequent our waters. I enjoy observing and sometimes interacting with almost all of the critters I encounter.
Manteca Futbol Club's under-10 girls Flames coasted to a first-place finish in the inaugural Manteca FC Spring Invitational this past weekend at Woodward Park, winning three of their four matches by at least a six-goal margin in the gold division.
The Dodgers of Northgate Little League's Minor Division nearly totaled 30 runs in their two-game sweep of the Dodgers last week at Neil Hafley School.
The polka-dots and psychedelic butterflies that decorated the tightly- packed church classroom fit the picture slideshow about as well as my old third grade perfect attendance t-shirt.
Seventy years ago, on April 19, 1940, a five-run rally in the ninth inning of the ball game against Modesto High enabled Manteca High to squeeze out a hard-earned 8-7 victory. The thrilling win placed Coach Larry Siemering's tossers on top of the Modesto Sub-league loop with three wins and no losses and three games remaining to be played in league competition. Stellar relief hurling by Bill Blodgett, who took over the mound in the seventh, turned the trick after the Panthers had blasted Lou Bronzan's offerings for a total of six runs and eight base hits in ...
It's been over a year since I've taken my dad out on the water with me.
The Manteca Jaguars varsity fought back from a two-touchdown first-quarter deficit to defeat the Oakdale Stampede 39-28 in Cen-Cal action.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday in the opening round of the Motherlode Valley Football League playoffs against the Hughson Huskies but could not pull off the win in a 32-8 loss to the Huskies.
In opening-round action of the Trans-Valley Youth Football League the Ripon Knights junior varsity avenged a regular-season loss to the Modesto Christian Kingsmen with a convincing 25-8 win.
The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves varsity remained undefeated in conference play and sewed up the No. 1 seed in upcoming Delta Youth Football League playoffs with a 39-22 victory over the host Dublin Fighting Irish.
The Ripon Knights used a balanced and pounding attack to defeat the Denair Lions 40-8 on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School to sew up the first seed and an opening-round bye in the upcoming Trans-Valley Youth Football League playoffs.
Angel Garay ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 38-8 win over the Merced Bears in Cen-Cal action.
The Ripon Chiefs varsity got on the board first Saturday, but that was not enough as the undefeated Escalon Outlaws battled back to win 28-8 in the Motherlode Valley Football League regular-season finale.
East Union is showing signs of peaking at just the right time.
Chelsea Gray was destined to assist others, whether by pass or by lesson. The former Brock Elliott Elementary School student has succeeded at basketball's highest levels, winning state championships at
The varsity Ripon Chiefs burned the Riverbank Raiders with a balanced attack in their final home game of the regular season and rolled to a 38-9 Motherlode Valley Football League victory.
Manteca Jr. Timberwolves safety Tarnjot Singh saved his team's 14-6 win over the Manteca Chargers with a late-game interception and set up the first Jr. Timberwolves score with an interception on Saturday in varsity Delta Youth Football action at Dino Cunial Field.
Angel Garay returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and added two more scores to lead the Manteca Jaguars varsity to a 32-6 win over the Atwater Falcons in Cen-Cal action.
The Manteca Cowboys wrapped up the DYSA regular-season campaign undefeated with a 44-0 shellacking of the Atwater Falcons